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A universal algorithm for sequential data compression
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY
, 1977
"... A universal algorithm for sequential data compression is presented. Its performance is investigated with respect to a nonprobabilistic model of constrained sources. The compression ratio achieved by the proposed universal code uniformly approaches the lower bounds on the compression ratios attainabl ..."
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A universal algorithm for sequential data compression is presented. Its performance is investigated with respect to a nonprobabilistic model of constrained sources. The compression ratio achieved by the proposed universal code uniformly approaches the lower bounds on the compression ratios attainable by blocktovariable codes and variabletoblock codes designed to match a completely specified source.
The JPEG still picture compression standard
 Communications of the ACM
, 1991
"... This paper is a revised version of an article by the same title and author which appeared in the April 1991 issue of Communications of the ACM. For the past few years, a joint ISO/CCITT committee known as JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) has been working to establish the first international c ..."
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This paper is a revised version of an article by the same title and author which appeared in the April 1991 issue of Communications of the ACM. For the past few years, a joint ISO/CCITT committee known as JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) has been working to establish the first international compression standard for continuoustone still images, both grayscale and color. JPEG’s proposed standard aims to be generic, to support a wide variety of applications for continuoustone images. To meet the differing needs of many applications, the JPEG standard includes two basic compression methods, each with various modes of operation. A DCTbased method is specified for “lossy’ ’ compression, and a predictive method for “lossless’ ’ compression. JPEG features a simple lossy technique known as the Baseline method, a subset of the other DCTbased modes of operation. The Baseline method has been by far the most widely implemented JPEG method to date, and is sufficient in its own right for a large number of applications. This article provides an overview of the JPEG standard, and focuses in detail on the Baseline method. 1
NonUniform Random Variate Generation
, 1986
"... This is a survey of the main methods in nonuniform random variate generation, and highlights recent research on the subject. Classical paradigms such as inversion, rejection, guide tables, and transformations are reviewed. We provide information on the expected time complexity of various algorith ..."
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This is a survey of the main methods in nonuniform random variate generation, and highlights recent research on the subject. Classical paradigms such as inversion, rejection, guide tables, and transformations are reviewed. We provide information on the expected time complexity of various algorithms, before addressing modern topics such as indirectly specified distributions, random processes, and Markov chain methods.
Quantization
 IEEE TRANS. INFORM. THEORY
, 1998
"... The history of the theory and practice of quantization dates to 1948, although similar ideas had appeared in the literature as long ago as 1898. The fundamental role of quantization in modulation and analogtodigital conversion was first recognized during the early development of pulsecode modula ..."
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The history of the theory and practice of quantization dates to 1948, although similar ideas had appeared in the literature as long ago as 1898. The fundamental role of quantization in modulation and analogtodigital conversion was first recognized during the early development of pulsecode modulation systems, especially in the 1948 paper of Oliver, Pierce, and Shannon. Also in 1948, Bennett published the first highresolution analysis of quantization and an exact analysis of quantization noise for Gaussian processes, and Shannon published the beginnings of rate distortion theory, which would provide a theory for quantization as analogtodigital conversion and as data compression. Beginning with these three papers of fifty years ago, we trace the history of quantization from its origins through this decade, and we survey the fundamentals of the theory and many of the popular and promising techniques for quantization.
The quadtree and related hierarchical data structures
 ACM Computing Surveys
, 1984
"... A tutorial survey is presented of the quadtree and related hierarchical data structures. They are based on the principle of recursive decomposition. The emphasis is on the representation of data used in applications in image processing, computer graphics, geographic information systems, and robotics ..."
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A tutorial survey is presented of the quadtree and related hierarchical data structures. They are based on the principle of recursive decomposition. The emphasis is on the representation of data used in applications in image processing, computer graphics, geographic information systems, and robotics. There is a greater emphasis on region data (i.e., twodimensional shapes) and to a lesser extent on point, curvilinear, and threedimensional data. A number of operations in which such data structures find use are examined in greater detail.
QSplat: A Multiresolution Point Rendering System for Large Meshes
, 2000
"... Advances in 3D scanning technologies have enabled the practical creation of meshes with hundreds of millions of polygons. Traditional algorithms for display, simplification, and progressive transmission of meshes are impractical for data sets of this size. We describe a system for representing and p ..."
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Advances in 3D scanning technologies have enabled the practical creation of meshes with hundreds of millions of polygons. Traditional algorithms for display, simplification, and progressive transmission of meshes are impractical for data sets of this size. We describe a system for representing and progressively displaying these meshes that combines a multiresolution hierarchy based on bounding spheres with a rendering system based on points. A single data structure is used for view frustum culling, backface culling, levelofdetail selection, and rendering. The representation is compact and can be computed quickly, making it suitable for large data sets. Our implementation, written for use in a largescale 3D digitization project, launches quickly, maintains a usersettable interactive frame rate regardless of object complexity or camera position, yields reasonable image quality during motion, and refines progressively when idle to a high final image quality. We have demonstrated the system on scanned models containing hundreds of millions of samples.
FlowMap: An Optimal Technology Mapping Algorithm for Delay Optimization in LookupTable Based FPGA Designs
 IEEE TRANS. CAD
, 1994
"... The field programmable gatearray (FPGA) has become an important technology in VLSI ASIC designs. In the past a few years, a number of heuristic algorithms have been proposed for technology mapping in lookuptable (LUT) based FPGA designs, but none of them guarantees optimal solutions for general Bo ..."
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The field programmable gatearray (FPGA) has become an important technology in VLSI ASIC designs. In the past a few years, a number of heuristic algorithms have been proposed for technology mapping in lookuptable (LUT) based FPGA designs, but none of them guarantees optimal solutions for general Boolean networks and little is known about how far their solutions are away from the optimal ones. This paper presents a theoretical breakthrough which shows that the LUTbased FPGA technology mapping problem for depth minimization can be solved optimally in polynomial time. A key step in our algorithm is to compute a minimum height Kfeasible cut in a network, which is solved optimally in polynomial time based on network flow computation. Our algorithm also effectively minimizes the number of LUTs by maximizing the volume of each cut and by several postprocessing operations. Based on these results, we have implemented an LUTbased FPGA mapping package called FlowMap. We have tested FlowMap on a large set of benchmark examples and compared it with other LUTbased FPGA mapping algorithms for delay optimization, including Chortled, MISpgadelay, and DAGMap. FlowMap reduces the LUT network depth by up to 7% and reduces the number of LUTs by up to 50% compared to the three previous methods.
Compressed fulltext indexes
 ACM COMPUTING SURVEYS
, 2007
"... Fulltext indexes provide fast substring search over large text collections. A serious problem of these indexes has traditionally been their space consumption. A recent trend is to develop indexes that exploit the compressibility of the text, so that their size is a function of the compressed text l ..."
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Fulltext indexes provide fast substring search over large text collections. A serious problem of these indexes has traditionally been their space consumption. A recent trend is to develop indexes that exploit the compressibility of the text, so that their size is a function of the compressed text length. This concept has evolved into selfindexes, which in addition contain enough information to reproduce any text portion, so they replace the text. The exciting possibility of an index that takes space close to that of the compressed text, replaces it, and in addition provides fast search over it, has triggered a wealth of activity and produced surprising results in a very short time, and radically changed the status of this area in less than five years. The most successful indexes nowadays are able to obtain almost optimal space and search time simultaneously. In this paper we present the main concepts underlying selfindexes. We explain the relationship between text entropy and regularities that show up in index structures and permit compressing them. Then we cover the most relevant selfindexes up to date, focusing on the essential aspects on how they exploit the text compressibility and how they solve efficiently various search problems. We aim at giving the theoretical background to understand and follow the developments in this area.
The LOCOI Lossless Image Compression Algorithm: Principles and Standardization into JPEGLS
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING
, 2000
"... LOCOI (LOw COmplexity LOssless COmpression for Images) is the algorithm at the core of the new ISO/ITU standard for lossless and nearlossless compression of continuoustone images, JPEGLS. It is conceived as a "low complexity projection" of the universal context modeling paradigm, match ..."
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LOCOI (LOw COmplexity LOssless COmpression for Images) is the algorithm at the core of the new ISO/ITU standard for lossless and nearlossless compression of continuoustone images, JPEGLS. It is conceived as a "low complexity projection" of the universal context modeling paradigm, matching its modeling unit to a simple coding unit. By combining simplicity with the compression potential of context models, the algorithm "enjoys the best of both worlds." It is based on a simple fixed context model, which approaches the capability of the more complex universal techniques for capturing highorder dependencies. The model is tuned for efficient performance in conjunction with an extended family of Golombtype codes, which are adaptively chosen, and an embedded alphabet extension for coding of lowentropy image regions. LOCOI attains compression ratios similar or superior to those obtained with stateoftheart schemes based on arithmetic coding. Moreover, it is within a few percentage points of the best available compression ratios, at a much lower complexity level. We discuss the principles underlying the design of LOCOI, and its standardization into JPEGLS.
DEFLATE Compressed Data Format Specification version 1.3", RFC
, 1951
"... This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. IESG Note: The IESG takes no position on the validity of any Intellectual Property Rights statements contained in this document. ..."
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This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. IESG Note: The IESG takes no position on the validity of any Intellectual Property Rights statements contained in this document.